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Modernize or Die® - CFML News for May 19th, 2020

Modernize or Die® - CFML News for May 19th, 2020

Update: 2020-05-19
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2020-05-19 Weekly News - Episode 54

Watch the video version on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Tv7-X2WVfjA

Hosts:

Gavin Pickin - Software Consultant for Ortus Solutions
Eric Peterson - Software Consultant for Ortus Solutions


Thanks to our Sponsor - Ortus Solutions

Get live training from the makers of your favorite Box Product.
Into the Box 2020 Conference was last week. watch the recordings later on our new video platform releasing this week, CFCasts.


Patreon Support

Thanks to our Newest Patreon Supporter - Carl Von Stetten
We are at the 45% mark for fully funding all of our Modernize or Die Podcasts via our Patreon site: patreon.com/ortussolutions . If you love our podcasts and all we do for the #coldfusion #cfml community considers chipping in, we are almost there!
https://www.ortussolutions.com/blog/we-need-your-help



News and Events

Adobe ColdFusion Developer Week This Week

Some good sessions, register to get the link and watch upcoming sessions, and see the ones you missed when recorded are released.
https://cf-devweek.meetus.adobeevents.com/?mv=email&trackingid=1FJDDK11


Microsoft Build this Week

May 19-20.
Free: Join us for the 48-hour digital experience
https://mybuild.microsoft.com/


Into the Box Videos - CFCasts

https://cfcasts.com/ is live!!!!
Emails are on the way out for ITB attendees to get access to ITB videos. More content on the way
New twitter account: https://twitter.com/cfcasts


ColdBox 6 RC Released

We are so excited to bring you the first public release candidate of the next generation of ColdBox HMVC , version 6.0. Enjoy as we are almost ready for final release.
https://www.ortussolutions.com/blog/coldbox-6-rc-released


Reminder: State of the CF Union 2020 Survey

VOTE FOR OUR PODCASTS
Help us find out the state of the CF Union – what versions of CFML Engine do people use, what frameworks, tools etc. We will share the summary results with everyone who completes the survey so that you can see how you compare with other CF developers.
Most questions are multiple choice checkboxes that are fast to answer. Thanks for your time completing this survey!
https://teratech.com/state-of-the-cf-union-2020/
Partial Results: https://teratech.com/state-of-the-CF-Union-2020-partial-Results



Conferences


Into the Box 2020 - Workshops

Gavin Zero to Hero, June 4,5 (edited)
ERIC , Quick, June 11,12
LUIS Hero to Superhero June 18,19
2 x 6 hour days
2 sessions, 9-12 Central , 1 hour lunch, 1pm to 4pm central


Adobe ColdFusion Developer Week

May 18th - 22nd - Online
2 Sessions per day - 10 sessions through the week.
Free - Register Online
https://cf-devweek.meetus.adobeevents.com/


Microsoft Build

May 19-20.
Free: Join us for the 48-hour digital experience
https://mybuild.microsoft.com/


DockerCon - Live

May 28, 2020 : 9:00 - 5:00 PM GMT-7 (PDT)
DockerCon is going digital with theCUBE! We’ve designed a 1-day conference that’s free and completely online. You’ll hear from speakers in live interviews with theCUBE, hang out with Docker experts in the live hallway track, and watch recorded sessions while chatting live with the speakers.
Choose from 3 simultaneously streaming channels or jump between them all to experience DockerCon your way.
https://www.docker.com/dockercon/


CF Summit West

October 28-29
Mirage Hotel
https://cfsummit.adobeevents.com/


CF Camp
TBA

More conferences: https://confs.tech/



Blogs, Tweets and Videos of the Week

Blog - Ben Nadel - Application Setting "useJavaAsRegexEngine" Tells CFML To Use Java's RegEx Engine For Built-In Re-Functions In Adobe ColdFusion 2018
So, yesterday, when I was looking something up in the Adobe ColdFusion RegEx documentation, I saw something that blew my mind! Apparently, as of Update 5, there is now a ColdFusion 2018 Application setting - useJavaAsRegexEngine - that tells the CFML runtime to use Java's Regular Expression engine when executing built-in functions like reFind(), reMatch(), and reReplace(). While the default POSIX pattern matching engine is pretty great, it's less robust and less powerful than the Java pattern matching engine. As such, this will be a much welcome change to the Adobe ColdFusion community.
https://www.bennadel.com/blog/3829-application-setting-usejavaasregexengine-tells-cfml-to-use-javas-regex-engine-for-built-in-re-functions-in-adobe-coldfusion-2018.htm


Blog - Luis Majano - Ortus Solutions - ColdBox 6 RC Released!
We are so excited to bring you the first public Release Candidate of the next generation of ColdBox HMVC , version 6.0.0-RC. We have gotten tons of input since our beta release and we feel we have almost reached a final candidate. Please test it out as much as possible and give us feedback! Enjoy!
https://www.ortussolutions.com/blog/coldbox-6-rc-released


Blog - Ben Nadel - The canonicalize() Function Will Decode Strings That "Loosely Match" HTML Entities In Lucee CFML 5.3.5.92
Yesterday, I started running into an interesting issue when using the canonicalize() function in Lucee CFML to normalize the encoding of a given URL. The result of the canonicalize() call was leaving some URL search-parameters intact while corrupting others. At first, it seemed completely random. But, after digging into it for a bit, I realized that the canonicalize() call was decoding substrings within the URL that looked like HTML entities. To demonstrate, I was able to isolate the issue in Lucee CFML 5.3.5.92.
https://www.bennadel.com/blog/3827-the-canonicalize-function-will-decode-strings-that-loosely-match-html-entities-in-lucee-cfml-5-3-5-92.htm


Video - Matthew Clemente - Customizing the CommandBox CLI Startup Banner (Learning by Trial and Error)
I'll be hacking on a CommandBox module that allows for more targeted customization of the CommandBox CLI startup banner. It's not of much practical use, but it's a fun learning experience.
https://www.yohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3NVuTxRV0Q&feature=youtu.beutube.com/watch?v=w3NVuTxRV0Q&feature=youtu.be


Blog - Pete Freitag - Writing a GitHub Actions Workflow that Uses a Docker Image
When working with Github Actions there are a few different ways to write a workflow yaml that uses a docker image or a docker container.
https://www.petefreitag.com/item/903.cfm


Blog - Brian Klaas - Beyond the Basics of Using AWS S3 in CFML: Restricting Access to Files in S3 by Signing URLs
Our next stop in this series on going beyond the basics of using AWS S3 in CFML is learning how to protect content in a S3 bucket by only allowing access via digitally signed URLs.
https://brianklaas.net/aws/coldfusion/2020/05/12/Beyond-Basics-S3-Sign-S3-URLs.html


Tweet - Mark Bockenstedt @bockensm
I put my first CommandBox-powered application in to production today. Do I get some kind of badge now? #cfml
https://twitter.com/bockensm/status/1260321244278411272
https://twitter.com/bockensm
https://cfmlbadges.monkehworks.com/


Blog - Andrew Dixon - Password Hashing in CFML
As we all know, or at least should know, if you are storing passwords in a database, they should only ever be stored as hashes and NEVER as plain text or using reversible encryption.
https://www.andrewdixon.co.uk/2020/05/12/password-hashing-in-cfml/



CFML Jobs

Several positions available on https://www.getcfmljobs.com/
Listing over 25 ColdFusion positions from 18 companies across 15 locations in 5 Countries

4 new jobs this week.

Full-Time - ColdFusion Developer at Downers Grove, IL - United States
Posted May 18
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/ColdFusion-Developer-at-Downers-Grove-IL/11065

Full-Time - ColdFusion-Developer at Bengaluru, Karnataka - India
Posted May 14
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/india/ColdFusionDeveloper-at-Bengaluru-Karnataka/11064

Full-Time - ColdFusion-Developer at Bengaluru, Karnataka - India
Posted May 14
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/india/ColdFusionDeveloper-at-Bengaluru-Karnataka/11062

Full-Time - Full Stack Developer ColdFusion at Aurora, CO - United States
Posted May 13
https://www.getcfmljobs.com/jobs/index.cfm/united-states/Full-Stack-Developer-ColdFusion-at-Aurora-CO/11063



ForgeBox Module of the Week

BCrypt v2.5.0+25 (MODULES) by Ortus Solutions

A ColdBox module for BCrypt. Creates cryptographically strong (and slow) password hashes.

box install BCrypt

BCrypt's primary usage would be for the secure hashing of passwords. The hashing method provides a high level of security, but also makes it too slow use as a simple digest. It is also not reversible, and therefore is not suitable for encrypting transmission data.
More information about BCrypt:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bcrypt
http://bcrypt.sourceforge.net/
https://github.com/coldbox-modules/cbox-bcrypt

https://www.forgebox.io/view/BCrypt



VS Code Hint Tips and Tricks of the Week

Prettier - Code formatter by Esben Petersen

Esbenp.prettier-vscode - 6,545,634 installs - 4 stars

Prettier is an opinionated code formatter. It enforces a consistent style by parsing your code and re-printing it with its own rules that take the maximum line length into account, wrapping code when necessary.

JavaScript · TypeScript · Flow · JSX · JSON
CSS · SCSS · Less
HTML · Vue · Angular
GraphQL · Markdown · YAML

https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/items?itemName=esbenp.prettier-vscode



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These individuals are personally supporting our open source initiatives to ensure the great toolings like CommandBox, ForgeBox, ColdBox, ContentBox, TestBox and all the other boxes keep getting the continuous development they need, and funds the cloud infrastructure at our community relies on like ForgeBox for our Package Management with CommandBox.

You can support us on Patreon here https://www.patreon.com/ortussolutions

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Jonas Eriksson
Jordan Clark
Joseph Lamoree
Kai Koenig
Laksma Tirtohadi
Matthew Clemente
Mingo Hagen
Ryan Hughes
Scott Steinbeck
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Synaptrix
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https://ortussolutions.com/about-us/sponsors


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Modernize or Die® - CFML News for May 19th, 2020

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